Accession Number : AD0476419


Title :   SPACE SIMULATION CHAMBERS AND TECHNIQUES,


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)


Personal Author(s) : Goethert, B H


Report Date : Dec 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 419


Abstract : Twelve papers are presented on the problems of space simulation. Following an introduction (1), the topics duscussed include: (2) the over-all problem of the design and operation of space chambers, (3) the parameters to be considered in simulating a space environment, (4) the simulation of thermal radiation and (5) the heat-sink effect of space, (6) the various types of vacuum pumps, (7) the technique of 'cryopumping', (8) the analysis of the vibrations encountered in space flight, (9) a general program for the detection of leaks, (10) the state-of-the-art of the instrumentation of space chambers, (11) the status of a space-environment simulation chamber in which manned spacecraft will be tested, and (12) the system design of space simulation chambers. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SPACE SIMULATION CHAMBERS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , THERMAL RADIATION , SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , SIMULATION , HEAT SINKS , VACUUM PUMPS , CRYOPUMPING , VIBRATION , SPACE FLIGHT , STATE OF THE ART , REPORTS , INSTRUMENTATION , MANNED SPACECRAFT , TEST FACILITIES , PRESSURE , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , SOLAR RADIATION , ALBEDO(ASTRONOMY) , LEAK DETECTORS , VACUUM , IONIZATION GAGES , MASS SPECTROSCOPY , SURFACE TEMPERATURE , MEASUREMENT , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING


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